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  • This map shows if clouds will block the solar eclipse in your state

    08/21/2017 12:32:03 AM PDT · by cba123 · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Leanna Garfield
    The United States will see a total solar eclipse on August 21 for the first time in decades. Some people are traveling hundreds of miles to cities in the line of totality, like Nashville, Tennessee and Salem, Oregon. But there is one thing that could put a damper on the event: clouds. Esri, an international supplier of geographic information system (GIS) software, has created a cloud-cover prediction map for the time of the eclipse in every state. Michael Zeiler, a geographer at Esri, is producing new maps every day leading up to the eclipse. (the linked article, shows projected skies...
  • Oregon Couple Forced to Give Up Children Due to Low IQ

    08/20/2017 6:15:35 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 39 replies
    20 August | hapnHal
    Controversy as Oregon couple are forced to give up their children to social services after they were deemed 'not intelligent enough' to care for the babies. Amy Fabbrini, 31, and Eric Ziegler, 38, had both of their children taken into foster care, the youngest right after he was born in the hospital. After taking a required IQ test, Ziegler scored a meager 66 and Fabbrini a 72. The IQ of the average person ranges anywhere from 90-110. Domestic abuse and neglect were not factors in the custody case, but didn't need to be, according to a report. Fabbrini and Ziegler...
  • You might have enough ammo if...

    08/20/2017 4:37:59 PM PDT · by ARGLOCKGUY · 22 replies
    me | now | me
    You might have enough ammo if... your ammo stash has fallen through the floor. You might have enough ammo if... you don't worry about thieves with pickup trucks or sedans, as it would require a forklift and semi trailer to make a dent in your stash You might have enough ammo if... you can scientifically measure the gravitational distortion of your ammo stash You might have enough ammo if... hikers that get lost near your property have shown up because their compass is attracted to your supply of steel cased ammo You might have enough ammo if... you have to...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 8/20 7-11pm est

    08/20/2017 2:34:09 PM PDT · by Vision · 20 replies
    WAMU ^ | 8/20/17 | Freak SJW Murray Horwitz
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread:
  • 10 Plans Hitler Would Have Put In Motion If The Nazis Had Won

    08/20/2017 12:03:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Listverse ^ | August 20, 2017 | Mark Oliver
    Adolf Hitler thought he was going to win. The Nazis didn’t just take battle plans and explosives into World War II; they had plans for a whole new world order. When the fighting and the bloodshed were done, they were going to build a new fascist empire over the ruins of Europe. The Nazis already had already written up the blueprints for their new order. If everything had gone according to Hitler’s plan, the world today would be a different place. And in many ways, the Nazi new world order wouldn’t have been what you’d expect.
  • IT staffers may have compromised sensitive data to foreign intelligence

    08/20/2017 11:13:05 AM PDT · by struggle · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/19/2017 | Paul Sperry
    Federal authorities are investigating whether sensitive data was stolen from congressional offices by several Pakistani-American tech staffers and sold to Pakistani or Russian intelligence, knowledgeable sources say. What started out 16 months ago as a scandal involving the alleged theft of computer equipment from Congress has turned into a national-security investigation involving FBI surveillance of the suspects.
  • Huge number of 18-wheelers on the highways

    08/20/2017 10:30:29 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 67 replies
    The highway | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Incredible number of big rigs on the highways. It is a sure sign of a booming economy. Where's the media?
  • NASA to Stop a Doomsday Supervolcano by Stealing its Heat

    08/20/2017 8:45:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 88 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | August 18, 2017 | Avery Thompson
    Beneath Yellowstone National Park is a giant volcano. The heat from this volcano powers all of the park's famous geysers and hot springs, so most tourists probably don't worry about having tons of hot magma under their feet. But perhaps they should: The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen. The supervolcano erupts about every 600,000 years, and it's been about that long since the last eruption. That means the volcano could erupt any day now, and if it does it'll send enough dust and ash into the sky to blot out the sun for years, along with blowing...
  • The Eulogy For Common Sense

    08/20/2017 7:13:24 AM PDT · by Eagles Field · 5 replies
    Unknown | Unknown
    Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life isn't always fair, and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting (adults, not children, are in...
  • Family Forced to Jump Jersey Shore Drawbridge in Their Toyota RAV4

    08/19/2017 8:16:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies ^ | August 17, 2017 | Alicia Victoria Lozano and Brian X. McCrone
    A family heading to Cape May, New Jersey, found themselves in an improbable situation earlier this month when a drawbridge lifted right underneath their car and they were forced to jump the opening. Terence Naphys, after paying the $1.50 toll at the Middle Thorofare Bridge that connects the Wildwoods and Cape May via Ocean Drive, was heading across the bridge when a steel metal grate suddenly lifted 3 to 6 feet underneath his car, Naphys told Lower Township police. Naphys was in the car with his wife, his daughter and his daughter's friend, and he was worried his Toyota RAV4 would fall the...
  • Antifa Members are Now Protesting George Soros Demanding Their Payments

    08/19/2017 6:05:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/18/2017
    More proof that Antifa is a paid terrorist group, more then they are a protest group. A Video tweet posted by Beverley Hills Antifa‏ has been quoted and shows Antifa members demanding payments for their services.
  • Yokohama government trash-helper app gives poignant philosophical advice to depressed citizens

    08/19/2017 4:43:18 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Rocket News ^ | Aug. 17, 2017 | Scott Wilson
    Yokohama government trash-helper app gives poignant philosophical advice to depressed citizens Scott Wilson Sometimes help can come from where you least expect itÂ… like, REALLY least expect it. Throwing away trash in Japan can be a complicated nightmare. Paper, plastic, glass, burnableÂ… all of them and more have their own days to be put out, and if you miss collection day, then you have to keep the ever-growing pile inside of your house until the next pick-up day for that category, which can be up to a month for more obscure types. To help any confused citizens, the Yokohama City...
  • Saturday smirks and snickers

    08/19/2017 5:54:25 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 12 replies
    friendly emails | 8/19/2017 | unknown
    SENIOR CENTER DATING STORIES Dorothy and Edna, two "senior" widows, are talking. Dorothy: "That nice George Johnson asked me out for a date. I know you went out with him last week, and I wanted to talk with you about him before I give him my answer.” Edna: "Well, I'll tell you. He shows up at my apartment punctually at 7pm, dressed like such a gentleman in a fine suit, and he brings me such beautiful flowers! Then he takes me downstairs. And what's there; a limousine, uniformed chauffeur and all. Then he takes me out for dinner; a marvelous...
  • Russian Quantum Center developed the first quantum blockchain

    08/19/2017 1:51:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Russian Quantum Center developed the first quantum blockchain 2017-05-25 For the first time ever, the researchers of the Russian Quantum Center developed and tested the quantum blockchain technology – a method of distributed storage and verification of financial, commercial, and other data protected by quantum cryptography. Everyone is talking about blockchain today, while 10 years ago it was thought of as some fun for computer geeks. It first appeared as a by-product of crypto-currencies; the creators of digital money needed to exclude the possibility of fraud, for example, to make it impossible to pay with the same virtual coin twice....
  • Ann Coulter Might Dump Her ‘Emperor God’ Trump Over Bannon

    08/18/2017 6:16:37 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 60 replies ^ | 8/19/17 | Lloyd Grove
    Ann Coulter Might Dump Her ‘Emperor God’ Trump Over Bannon In a Daily Beast interview, firebrand Coulter repeatedly attacked President Trump for betraying his constituency, and belittled aides such as Kellyanne Conway and Stephen Miller. So much for “In Trump We Trust.” “I’m ticked off at the Emperor God,” said right-wing firebrand Ann Coulter, who last year authored a book with that worshipful title (subtitle: “E Pluribus Awesome”), as she processed Friday’s firing of chief White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon. Increasingly disgusted and disheartened by the president’s inability, or unwillingness, to fulfill the anti-immigration, anti-Wall Street, anti-globalist promises for...
  • Where is the Russian Collusion News? Eclipsed?

    08/18/2017 6:11:02 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 17 replies
    18 Aug 17 | hapnHal
    Where is the Russian collusion news? Has it anything to do with the upcoming eclipse? A new report detailing attempted communications between the Trump campaign and Russia “is concrete evidence the Russia collusion narrative is fake news,” a spokesman for former campaign chairman Paul Manafort said Monday. The White House lawyer brought in to deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election said he believed the focus of the probe was "narrow" and the aspects related to President Donald Trump should be completed before the end of the year.
  • There's Something You May Be Unaware Of Regarding Steve Bannon (Vanity)

    08/18/2017 5:51:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    Steve is a student of history, political history and the history of applied psychology. He's also a former Goldman Sachs insider. Steve knows the dark underbellies of the entire planet. His strongest desire is to undo the bureaucratic state, the "Deep State" period. Steve knows The Art of War. If he has left the White House, then it's because he knows he can do more damage to the swamp from outside. Certainly since what he knows from the inside now. Steve always said he'd be there no more than 1 year. Thus, he learned faster than was expected. This was...
  • A Historical Perspective On Mass Violence [by Jason Kessler, UTR organizer]

    08/18/2017 5:53:52 PM PDT · by ETL · 70 replies
    A Historical Perspective On Mass Violence [by Jason Kessler] 12/6/2015 Here's a different kind of question I've often had about large scale tragedies like natural disasters, diseases & gun violence: We get so caught up in the emotion of the violence that we don't consider the long-term, historical consequences. To put it bluntly: the planet is overpopulated already. Maybe we shouldn't try to cure every disease, we shouldn't confiscate all the harmful drugs, etc. Perhaps we'd be happier if we made peace with the fact that rabid animals are going to dwindle the herd from time to time (as they...
  • Turkey completes 556-Km border wall with Syria (4-11-17)

    08/18/2017 5:44:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | 4-11-17 | Dpa/Istanbul
    Turkey has completed a 556-kilometre wall along its border with Syria, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday on its Twitter feed. The wall was designed as a security measure and is made of concrete blocks. Photos from the ministry show the tops of the blocks are covered in barbed wire and there are guard towers placed at intervals. The project was done in cooperation with TOKI, the state-run public housing body. The body said the wall is about three metres high. The full length of the border is 911 kilometres. In the first years of the Syrian civil war, fighters,...
  • Why Gun Sales Have Declined Under Trump

    08/18/2017 4:32:29 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 48 replies ^ | 8-18-17 | SAM BOCETTA
    Many of us welcomed Trump to the Presidency with a sense of pride. However, there is one group for whom the new (ish) president has brought some bad news – gun store owners, and gun manufacturers. This is because gun sales have seen a significant drop since the election of Trump. But don’t worry – this does not indicate waning enthusiasm for people to own guns. Quite the opposite. It appears that demand has dropped because people feel that their rights to own guns will be protected under the new administration. The extent to which this is true remains to...